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December 4, 2016

AWAITING COLDER WEATHER AND MORE SNOW TO OPEN SKI TRAIL 

Maintenance Crews have cleared most of the Banadad Trail System with only about 1/2 mile remaining to be cleared on the east end near the site of the Ham Lake Fire. The Minnesota Conservation Corp camped four nights on the west end of the trail clearing some 14 kilometer during their stay. Meanwhile thanks to …

November 13, 2016

HELP GET THE BANADAD SKI TRAILS GROOMING EQUIPMENT INSIDE 

Help the Banadad Build a Proper Storage-Maintenance Building for the trail’s Snowmobile Groomers through Give to the Max. The Banadad Ski Trail is the longest groomed and tracked ski trail in the BWCA. This beautiful trail is located off the Gunflint Trail, 28 miles from Grand Marais.  The trail is maintained and groom by the Banadad Trail …

October 27, 2016

BANADAD TRAIL ASSOCIATION’S TRAIL CLEARING 

Trail maintenance of the Banadad Ski Trail, organized by the Banadad Trail Assocation (BTA), got into high gear this past weekend. On Friday, 8 members of the Northstars Ski Touring Club spent 56 hours clearing the remaining one mile of the Winchell Lake Fire Trail. This trail, most of which is within the BWCA, serves as …

October 24, 2016

BEAVERS BUSY ON THE BANADAD 

Beavers Busy Along the Banadad   This year the beavers have several construction projects underway along the Banadad Ski Trail. The first  a beaver lodge, discovered earlier this month, is located about 2.5 km. in from the trail’s west end and is constructed on and completely blocking the trail. To get around this lodge and …

October 6, 2016

BANADAD TRAIL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING AND VOLUNTEER TRAIL CLEARING DAY 

The annual meeting of the Banadad Trail Association (BTA) will be Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Schaap Community Center on the Gunflint Trail. (Next to the Fire Department, close to the Lima Grade intersection). The meeting will be at 5:30 pm and will be followed with a Potluck Dinner; all are welcome. The Banadad …

September 15, 2016

FALL IS HERE 

September 15, 2016- The leaves are starting to turn and the temperature is slowly going down. The first to turn colors this year, on the Gunflint Trail are the birch which are turning yellow and the moose maple have begun to take a bright red color. Even a few leave are beginning to fall. This …